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Rare Set of Six Southern Coin Silver Spoons by Seraphim Masi of DC

Rare Set of Six Southern Coin Silver Spoons by Seraphim Masi of DC
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$175.00

Offered is a fine set of six early Southern coin silver teaspoons by well-known but scarce Washington, DC silversmith and jeweler Seraphim Masi (1797-1884), who was working in DC by about 1820 and who is best known for making many of the skippets (diplomatic seals) for the United States government during the 1820s and later including one for Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan in the 1850s. Masi's work is hard to find and is always good quality. These teaspoons each bear a good clear maker's mark for Masi; each spoon also has a period engraved script monogram "F". These spoons measure about 6 inches in length on average, and the set weighs a total of about 120 grams. Condition overall is very good, though one spoon has a ding to the end of the handle that could be straightened out by as jeweler or silversmith. There are no splits or repairs. All in all a fine set of Southern coin silver spoons from the Nation's Capital!

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